Sedimentation with the Omeliansky Formula as an Accepted Technique for Quantifying Airborne Fungi
Abdel Hameed Awad, Hanan Abdel Mawla
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Air Pollution Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Department of Environmental and Health Research,
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Research,
Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2012;21(6):1539–1541
The aim of the present study was to determine the reliability of sedimentation using the “Omeliansky formula” as an accepted method for quantifying airborne fungi, by comparing concentrations collected using sedimentation, impingement, and filtration methods. Significant correlation coefficients (P ≤ 0.01) and nonsignificant differences (P ≥ 0.01) were found between fungal concentrations using the three sampling methods. Sedimentation had a stronger correlation with filtration in comparison with the impingement method. Sedimentation may be accepted as a method for quantifying airborne fungi.